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Rob Hopkins, Helen Castor

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 July 2012

Favourite paperbacks discussed by historian Helen Castor and sustainability activist Rob Hopkins, in a programme chaired by Harriett Gilbert. Medieval and Tudor historian Helen Castor chooses an intricately beautiful historical novel by William Golding; Rob Hopkins, who campaigns for community solutions to global problems, opts for the 1940's diary of a city man whose war work takes him into agriculture for the first time. Harriett chooses a contemporary novel set in 1970's Argentina.

Producer Christine Hall.


    Rob Hopkins' choice: 'The Worm Forgives the Plough' by John Stewart Collis
    Publ. Random House £8.99

    Helen Castor's choice: 'The Spire' by William Golding
    Publ. Faber and Faber, £7.99

    Harriett Gilbert's choice: Kamchatka by Marcelo Figeras
    Publ. Atlantic Books, £8.99



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